Monthly Archives: December 2015

NADAN DIL (Poem) – Nadeem Ali

– NADAN DIL –

NA MERI KOI AUKAT,

NA MERI KOI HASTI,

KI MAI TUJHE KHAFA RAHOON AIE MERE RAB,

LEKIN YEH JO DIL TUNE DIYA HAI, YEH THODA NADAN HAI.

 

KABHI KISI KE ISHQ ME, TOH KABHI KISI KE GUM ME DUBBA HAI,

KISKI KO PAANE KI HASRATE KARTA HAI, AUR USKI KO KHONE SE DARTA HAI,

 

APNO KE SATH KHUSHIYA BHI BANATA HAI, AUR UNHI KO HI RULATA HAI,

JAHA RONA HAI WAHA HASTA REHTA HAI, JAHA HASNA HAI WAHA ROTA HAI,

 

KHUD SE HI LADTA HAI AUR TUJHE SE SHIKAYAT KARTA HAI,

TU USSE NAWAZTA HAI, PHIR BHI YEH AUR PAANE KI HAZRATIEN KARTA HAI,

 

YEH JO DIL HAI THODA NADAN HAI

 

By

Nadeem Ali

Nadeem2302@gmail.com

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अपेक्षा और उपेक्षा (कविता) – अमित कुमार तिवारी

अपेक्षा और उपेक्षा में
एक बारीक फर्क है
एक देती दर्द है
दूसरी सुखद क्षण है
यदि तुम करते हो
खुद से यह दोनों
दूजें समझे तुमको बौना
कर्म करो सही दिशा में
दशायें तो क्षणभंगुर हैं
बदलते मौसम का ज्वर हैं
जिसके फेर में जीते दुर्बल हैं
जो है ही नहीं सांसों में
उस सन्निपात का नाम
कायरों ने रखा डर है
इसे मार भगाओ मन से
भीतर घात से बाहर आओ
पर कुतरे आसमानों ने
शुरूआतें ऐसे ही होती यारों ।।

कविताकार – अमित कुमार तिवारी ( आपका अमित)
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कुछ यादें (कविता) – अब्दुल्लाह खान

कुछ यादें

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माज़ी के दरीचे से

कुछ यादें

उतर आयीं हैं

मेरे ख्यालों के सेहन में

तबस्‍सुम से लबरेज़ यादे

ग़म से आलूदा यादें

यादें जो पुरसुकून हैं

यादें जो बेचैन हैं

मेरे वॉर्डरोब में रखे कपड़ो की महक में

लिपटीं हैं यादें

बिस्तर के चादर और तकियों की सिलवटों में

सिमटी हैं यादें

यादें चिपकी हैं

एलबम के हर पन्ने पे

यादें टंगी हैं पर्दे बनकर

हर खिड़की और दरवाज़े पे

सीलिंग फैन के हवाओं में

सरगोशियाँ करती हैं यादें

पुरानी कॅसेट्स की उलझी हुई टेपों से

रुक रुक कर, कुछ कुछ बोलती हैं यादें

मनीप्लांट की ज़र्द होती पत्तियों में बाक़ी हैं

यादों के निशान

किताबों के सफों के बीच सूखे गुलाब की पंखुडियों से होती है

यादों की पहचान

मेरे घर में यादों के अलावा

और भी बहुत कुछ है

जैसे हर तरफ चहल कदमी करती तन्हाइयां

कोने में टूटे हुये कुर्सी पे बैठी खलिश

दीवार पे तिरछी लटकी हुई बेक़रारी

और बरामदे मे फर्श पे लेटी मायूसी

यहाँ पे एक नन्ही सी दर्द भी हुआ करती थी

लेकिन वो अब काफी बड़ी हो गयी है

और उसका नाम दवा हो गया है

हाँ…

मेरे दहलीज़ पे

दीवार से टेक लगा कर खड़ी है कोई

और सामने रहगुज़र को तकती रहती है

वो अपना नाम उम्मीद बताती है

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Keep Your Morale High (Poem) – Vijay Kumar Devnath

Keep your Morale high

Keep your Morale high

 

If you want to make a fly

Just keep your Morale high

 

You may get good response

Or it may be dry

But keep your Morale high

Just keep your Morale High

 

It may makes you laugh

Or you may have to cry

But keep your Morale High

Just keep your Morale High

 

It may makes you live

Or you may have to die

But keep your Morale High

Just keep your Morale High

 

Once you clear all the hurdles

You will get a free sky

Just keep your Morale High

And……  Fly…   Fly…… Fly……

Remember …… Just Keep your Morale High

 

Vijay Kumar Devnath (Writer & Poet)

Vijay Kumar Devnath
(Writer & Poet)

 

vijaydevnath@gmail.com 9687615683

 

दिल लगाने के बाद (कविता) – विजय कुमार देवनाथ

दिल लगाने के बाद

कवि – विजय कुमार देवनाथ
vijaydevnath@gmail.com

 

तू इस कदर उदास तो ना थी ज़िन्दगी

क्या हुआ है तुझे दिल लगानेके बाद

क्यूँ उम्मीद ए वफ़ा रखता है जमाने से

यहा कौन किसका हुआ है

वक्त निकल जाने के बाद
रहने दे अभी बाकी तेरी यादो का सुकून

कि ना बाकी कुछ रह जाता है

तेरी यादो से गुजर आने के बाद

बड़े हसीन होते है ये लम्हे तेरे तस्सवुर के

पर बीत जाते है एक पल मे

दिल मे कसक जगाने के बाद
बेख़बर मैं भी नही बेख़बर तू भी नही

इन अश्कों से

चले आते है जो पलको पे

मुस्कुराने के बाद

अब के बिछड़े हम कभी मिले ना मिले

कौन भला लौट के आता है

इतनी दरू चले जाने के बाद
पल दो पल जो है बाकी

जी ले उसे एक उम्र की तरह

कि हो जाएँगी ख़त्म बाते सभी

अगले ही पल मौत के आने के बाद

इतना आसान नहीं होता

किसी को यू ही भुला देना

हम साया जुदा होता है

सिर्फ जिस्म के जल जाने के बाद

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FILM & TV SCRIPT + DIRECTION COURSE on SUNDAYS

Do you want to make feature films, TV shows or short films? But can’t spare the time to learn full-time? Join the special new batch of Rajashree’s popular 4-month Film & TV Direction Course, taught by National & Filmfare Award-Winners, with full-day classes on Sundays in Andheri W. It’s even better value-for-money now that the fees have recently been reduced to Rs 19,900 (all inclusive).
(For Details, Call 9769449556).

Highlights of the 4-Month Course:

# Masterclasses by:

* Robin Bhatt (Filmfare Award-Winner; Writer, Baazigar, Chennai Express, Krissh 3)

* Sanjay Gadhvi (Director, Dhoom & Dhoom 2)

* Piyush Mishra (Actor & Lyricist, Gangs of Wasseypur; Writer, Ghajini)

* Mayur Puri (Writer, Happy New Year, Om Shanti Om; Lyricist, Bajrangi Bhaijaan)

* Sudhir Mishra (National & Filmfare Award-Winner; Writer, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron; Director, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Yeh Saali Zindagi)

* Jyothi Kapur Das (Former Creative Head, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures & Endemol-India; Creative Head, Queen, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Kahaani)

* Bishwadeep Chatterjee (National & Filmfare Award-Winning Sound Designer, 3 Idiots)

* Chirantan Das (Cinematographer, Tanu Weds Manu Returns).

# The course is designed & organised by Rajashree, a National Award-winning filmmaker & bestselling novelist who has taught at FTII and the best film schools in Mumbai.

# Convenient location – Andheri West. 

#Weekend Classes: Full-day classes on 12 Sundays + 3 Saturdays, over 3.5 to 4 months. So you can pursue your dreams without forsaking the responsibilities of your work or studies.

# Hands-on practical experience, including making a short film.

# Student films can be shown on the popular Humaramovie online platform, which has more than a million views per month.

# Many student films made by previous batches have been screened at the prestigious International Film Festival of India in Goa.

# Certificate by Humaramovie & Rajashree.

# Placement Partners: Bananabandy.

# Reasonable fees: Rs 19,900 (all-inclusive, non-refundable). Up to 12 EMIs through Credit Cards / Post-Dated Cheques.

# You can register online on https://in.explara.com/e/film–tv-direction-course-on-sundays-in-mumbai/checkout You are also welcome to register in person.Please call us on 09769449556.

# Join with your friend, & get a cash-back of Rs 2,500 each.

Last few seats remaining. Hurry! Call ASAP 9769449556

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+++ In addition to this 4-month Film & TV Script + Direction Course on Sundays, we are also organizing a FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP on SUNDAYS. You can write a screenplay over 4 months in this practical-oriented workshop, similar to a script lab., mentored by a National Award-Winner. You will get an opportunity to pitch this screenplay to producers who are looking for scripts to film. For details, visit https://in.explara.com/e/film or call 09769449556 +++

+++ The timings of the two workshops is such that it is possible for students to attend both the Film & TV Script + Direction Course and the FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP at the same time. There would be a discount of Rs 5,000 for the students who are attending both our workshops at the same time.+++

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*** “Fulfill your celluloid dreams, every Sunday… Did you harbour a dream of becoming a filmmaker, but end up pursuing an entirely different profession? Are you one of those who buried their dreams, while trying to realise more pressing responsibilities? Or would you like to broaden your experience with learning how things are done in the film industry? There might be good news in store, for such readers… sign up for a Sundays-only course conducted by National Award-winning filmmaker, Rajashree.” – MID DAY, Mumbai Newspaper ***

*** “Rajashree is a teacher par excellence. She can make the most difficult topics comprehensible. She is very patient and understanding, yet strict. Her Sunday classes are ideal for students who want to learn hands-on filmmaking without forsaking their responsibilities towards their work or studies. Its well-designed syllabus is practical-oriented; the theory goes into developing a good understanding of the fundamentals of story-telling and filmmaking. The course requires the students to write and direct a short film, which may be used as a showreel and can also be submitted to film festivals. Films made by the previous batches have been shown at the International Film Festival of India, Goa, the most esteemed film festival in the country.” – Complete Television Magazine ***

*** “Rajashree taught me how to create 3-dimensional characters, structure the plot, and direct actors, which helped me tremendously when I was writing and directing my movie.” Rakesh Mehta, Rajashree’s ex-student, whose debut feature film, ‘Khuda Kushi’ has won 3 international awards. ***

*** “The next best thing to a course at FTII.” – Bharati Hemmady, Rajashree’s ex-student. ***

*** “Rajashree is like the energy drink Red Bull! She motivates you to spring into action and pushes you to deliver beyond your limits.” – Priya Saraiya, Rajashree’s ex-student. ***

Note: 1. While the esteemed professionals mentioned above have agreed to conduct guest lectures for this batch, the above list is subject to change and depends on the guest faculty’s availability on the specific dates of the lectures. 2. The masterclasses would be joint sessions attended by the students of both the Feature Film Screenplay Workshop and the Film & TV Script + Direction Course.

CONTACT

For further information, please call 9769449556 or email rajashree.in@gmail.com

A Rainy Night of Mumbai (Poetic Story) – By Ruma Paul

Ruma Paul shares an experience of a rainy night of Mumbai in the year of 2004 while she was posted as a Drawing Disbursing Officer at “Cotton Green” (Harbour Line Station).

                             Before heading towards the “Reay Road” station, the local train as usual entered the tunnel. The moment it did so, it became completely dark inside the coach.

 Passengers feared and became extra conscious as a reflex during those few moments. No one could see anyone’s face. It was next to impossible to trace if any valuable things went missing especially by a professional pickpocket. I too became alert. I was an absolute newcomer in Mumbai then. I used to stay at New Bengal Lodge.

           This is the last week of June. It has been pouring from last week. This city was notorious for its incessant rains during the start of Monsoon around this time.

But my poetic mind was playing with the Music of rains. Sometimes I felt it was “Jhamjhamiye” – sound of pattering or “Durantagatite” – very fast. Sometimes it creates  sensation of separation from beloved or again under some circumstances it creates utmost irritation.

               Or maybe there is no difference in the rain’s Music but could be my mood, which felt the definition changed.

     If it starts at midnight and continues upto dawn it seems to me it rains making sound like Jingling anklet of Radha or Flute of Lord Krishna. In fact at that time I have no tension of Office. The whole night is of mine.

                     I use to go to bed at 2 A.M. Usually it’s my habit before going to bed to go to Varandah which is illuminated with blue night  lamp after 12o’clock at night. I use to sit on the chair and watch the moving Double Decker bus with one or two passengers plying on D.N.Road. But last night when I go to Varandah, the broad D.N.Road looks darkest. All the street light seems to be covered by something else. It is nothing but dense clouds, accompanied by strong winds and lightning. In that lightning I notice that one after one dense clouds floats down just like a landslide, triggered by heavy rainfall in the hill area. I begin to enjoy. I knew my “Love” is not in Mumbai at present. But I wait for him. I don’t know, why? I murmur  

              Megher pare megh Jamechhe,   Andhar kore Aase

                  Amay keno bosiye rakho Eka Dwarer Pashe.

              Kajer Dine nana Kaje          Thaki nana Loker Majhe,

                  Aaj Ami Ye bose aachhi  Tomari Awase.

  The beauty of the cloud make me so mesmerized,  I keep on reciting

               Clouds heap up on clouds and it darkens.
Ah, love, why dast thou let me wait outside at the door

                all alone?

                  In the busy moments of the noontide work

               I am with the crowd, but on this dark lonely day

               it is only for thee that I hope.

         The rain starts. Within ten minutes heavy rains begin to lash. It starts to drench me. There is a heavy sound of thunderstorm with showers which caused water-logging within one hour.

                                                 The water from the roof of opposite building falls in such a way, it seems water is being released from reservoir or Dam. Two birds are sitting on one branch of a Banayan Tree, adjacent to the Verandah, witnessed the stormy rainy night. Most probably feeling cold they sit very much close to each other. Instantly it strikes to my mind where is my ‘love’? In this darkest stormy night without sleeping, I feel for him.              

                              Aaji    Jharer Rate Tomar     Abhisar           

                                     Paransakha Bandhu he Amar.

        Aakash kande  Hatashsomo,     Nai ye ghum Nayane Momo-

            Duyar Khuli Hey Priyatama, chai Ye Bare bar.

                  Art thou abroad on this stormy night on thy

          journey of love, my friend? The sky groans like one

          in despair.

           I have no sleep to-night. Ever and again I open

          my door and look out on the darkness, my friend!

          But alas! I can see nothing. It is darkest night. I am unable to see my “beloved” also.

             Bahire kichhu Dekhite Nahi  pai,

             Tomer path kothay Bhabi Tai,

          Sudur kon Nadeer pare   Gahan kon Baner Dhare

           Gaveer kon Andhakare    Hotechho  Tumi   Par

          I  can see nothing before me. I wonder where

              lies thy path!

         By what dim shore of the ink-blank river, by

        what far edge of the frowning forest, through what

        mazy depth of gloom art thou  threading  they

        course to come to me, my friend?

    It breaks my heart. I have come back to my room and gone for deep sleep. By the sound of thunder-storm and incessant rain I wake up. It is morning but covered with cloud. Boarders use to discuss each other that such is the intensity of the downpour that it would create flood-like situation.

I don’t feel to chat with them.Instead I keep on feeling for my “Beloved”    Tumi Yadi Na Dekha Dao,     Karo Amay hela,

   Kemon kore kaate Amar         Emon Badal- Bela,

    Durer pane mele Aankhi kebol Ami cheye thaki,

      Paran Amar kende Beray Duronto Batase.      If thou showest me not thy face,  If thou leavest      me wholly aside,    I know not how I am to pass

     these long, rains hours.

          I keep gazing on the far away gloom of the sky,

   and my heart wanders wailing with the restless

   wind.

    It is drizzling. Within half an hour I got ready and proceeds towards CST station which is ten minutes walking distance. The space in front of our Hotel is water logged. Vehicles make their way through a flooded street. A flash flood caught commuters unaware with several vehicles being trapped in the about waist deep water. Police personnel rushed to the spot, diverted the vehicles and rescued the trapped vehicles. It is not known how many hours are needed to restore the vehicular movement. All the Shopkeepers down their shutters in front of our hotel. Most of the people are not in a mood to go to office. But I have to, as I am a Drawing Disbursing Officer. Today is the last working day of the month that means”SALARY DAY”. While I proceed I am afraid had I been fallen if any drain is left open. Rains throw life out of gear. The passer-by is telling that more downpour is predicted. Vehicles are heading along road inundated by flood like situation. I got information that flood situation grim in other provinces also. I am mentally worried for my dearest one who are in Kolkata.Suddenly I see that a car skids off while trying to negotiate the road affected by incessant rain. A fallen street side tree blocks the road for vehicles and pedestrians.

 Somehow I reached to the station. Many trains got cancelled. There is heavy rush. As the road is water logged so all the hawkers have entered in the station. I am forced to jostle space with busy passengers and hawkers who have overrun the station. In Mumbai Office-goer starts for office taking only morning tea and use to take their food in office. Today routine is broken. All are compelled to be confined in the station. Hawkers are utilising this opportunity. With some eatable items they attract large crowds since there is something available for every pocket.

                                                 The variety of food enthralled the   passengers. Passengers making a beeline for their exclusive dishes irrespective of veg or non-veg. So every dish is a big hit. But I  have no at all time to make bigger the beeline. However, somehow I board into the train and sit on a wet seat beside window. I keep on gazing through window. I accuse the Almighty “You, It is only for You, I got this job which causes me this type of plight.

             Suddenly I had a touch of a kid. I turned my face and get extremely annoyed. One youth aged about 35 years wearing a dirty white Shirt makes A three years baby to be seated beside me. I get touch of that baby only. The baby looks here and there. It’s not known whether he is his father or relative. No one is bothered about that person but I am bothered. Suddenly “chharang- Chharang” a musical tune. First I don’t turn my face. Gradually the sound is on high pitch. It creates irritation to me. I look at him at an angry face. But that person keeps on playing on his musical instrument, begin to sing a song…………

  I surprised, spellbound

            Har mana har parabo tomer Gale-

            Dure Rabo kato Apono baler chhale

           Jani Ami jani bhese yabe Abhiman

           Nibir Byathay fatia paribe pran,

           Sunya Hiyar banshite Bajibe Gaan,

           Pashan Takhan Gahibe Nayan Jale.

I will deck thee with trophies, garlands of my

defeat.

It is never in my power to escape unconquered.

 I surely know my pride will go to the wall,

my life will burst its bonds in exceeding pain,

and my empty heart will sob out in music like a

hollow reed,and the stone will melt in tears.

   I don’t know whether he is playing knowingly or unknowingly.But it seems to me as he is a beggar,he hasn’t got chance to be educated. He hasn’t got any job. He is a defeated person in this birth,till inspite of his defeatness, he will” deck the God with trophies, garlands of his defeat. How significant the song is!

                He continues…………….,

     Satadaldal khule yabe      Thare Thare,

      Lukano Rabe na Madhu chirodin-tare.

    Aaakash juria chahibe kahar Aankhi,

   Gharer Bahire Nirabe Laibe Daaki,

   Kichhui Sedin Kichhui Rabe na Baaki-

   Param  Maran Labhibo Charantale.

    I surely know the hundred petals of a lotus

will not remain closed for ever

and the secret recess of its honey will be bared.

    From the blue sky an eye shall gaze upon me

and summon me in silence. Nothing will be left for

me.

  Nothing whatever, and utter death shall I receive

at thy feet.

          I am speechless. A beggar being a prey of socio-economic system, bearing sufferings, only by begging earn bread and butter. Still he is happy in anticipation of that hope in one day he would get shelter under the feet of Almighty. And me, having chance of all the facilities of societies do a nice job. I think “I am cursed.” So foolish I am”! Actually “I am blessed “.          Like me all of us who got an honourable service, has to attend office   inspite of the incessant rain are blessed.Train is approaching to Ray Road Station. Though it is the darkest tunnel, still I open my hand bag,take out Rs.Ten or Twenty (due to darkness it is not visible) hand over to that person,come in front of the gate to get down when it would be halted.

 RUMA PAU

Writer and Speaker

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FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP on SUNDAYS

Do you want to write a feature film screenplay? But are you being held back from fulfilling your dreams because of under-confidence / lack of guidance / that old bane of writers – procrastination? Join our Feature Film Screenplay workshop in which you write a Feature Film Screenplay with the guidance of Rajashree, a National Award-winning filmmaker and bestselling novelist who has taught at the Film & Television Institute of India, Poona, and the best film schools in Bombay.(For Details, Call 9769449556 ).

Highlights of the Course:

# Convenient location – Andheri West.

# Sunday classes over 4 months, so you can pursue your dreams without forsaking the responsibilities of your work or studies.

# Practical-oriented workshop, like a script lab. Each student’s work would be discussed in class. You can write at home and then read out your work in interactive sessions where you receive feedback as well as suggestions.

# Masterclasses by:

* Robin Bhatt (Filmfare Award-Winner; Writer, Baazigar, Chennai Express, Krissh 3)

* Sanjay Gadhvi (Director, Dhoom & Dhoom 2)

* Piyush Mishra (Actor & Lyricist, Gangs of Wasseypur; Writer, Ghajini)

* Mayur Puri (Writer, Happy New Year, Om Shanti Om; Lyricist, Bajrangi Bhaijaan)

* Sudhir Mishra (National & Filmfare Award-Winner; Writer, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron; Director, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Yeh Saali Zindagi)

* Sanjay Chhel (Writer, Rangeela, Partner; Writer-Director, Khoobsurat)

* Ashok Purang (Creative Producer, Filmistan)

* Paromita Vohra (Screenwriter, Khamosh Pani, Columnist & Documentary Filmmaker)

* Manisha Korde (Screenwriter – Hindi, Malamal Weekly, Bhool Bhuliayya; Screenwriter – Marathi, Shutter)

* Jyothi Kapur Das (Former Creative Head, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures & Endemol-India; Creative Head, Queen, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Kahaani)

# Minimum qualification: a sincere desire and a commitment to writing a feature film screenplay as a part of the workshop. It is preferable if the students who want to join have done a course in screenplay-writing/ direction OR know the basics of scriptwriting.

# If you want to brush up your knowledge about the basic concepts of scriptwriting, you are welcome to attend Rajashree’s short-term weekend scriptwriting workshop free of cost, after joining this workshop.

# You can join with just a concept for a feature film or even a draft of a screenplay which you would like to rework as a part of the workshop.

The screenplay which you write here would be your property.

You would have an opportunity to pitch your screenplay to leading production houses who are looking for feature film screenplays at the Frame Ur Idea pitching event, at the prestigious FICCI-FRAMES, at the end of March, 2016. The students of our workshop would be given a special 50% discount on the registration fees for this pitching event. At Frame Ur Idea 2015, Dharma Productions, Disney India Studios, Excel Entertainment, Sikhya Entertainment, Phantom Films, ROMP pictures and Endemol met screenwriters.

# In addition to this pitching event, you would also get an opportunity for your screenplay to be considered by production houses like Dar Motion Pictures, the producers of Lunchbox and Ugly.

# Certificate on the successful completion of the workshop.

# Placement Partners: Bananabandy, who power Media Jobs Daily..

# Reasonable fees: Rs 29,900 (all-inclusive). Up to 12 EMIs through Credit Cards / Post-Dated Cheques.

# Discount of Rs 1,500 for FWA members. 

# In order to encourage those students who are not FWA members to join the association, Rs 1500 would be reimbursed to the students who join the FWAwithin two weeks of joining our Feature Film Screenplay Workshop. (The admission fees for fellow members are Rs 2657, while the yearly subscription fees are Rs 127.) This is because we believe that it’s very important for screenwriters to be members of the Film Writers Association, so that they can register their work and protect it.

# Join with your friend, & get a discount of Rs 2,500 each.

# You can register online on https://in.explara.com/e/film/checkout You are also welcome to register in person. Please call us on 09769449556.

Limited seats. Hurry! Call 9769449556 ASAP or write to rajashree.in@gmail.com

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+++ In addition to this Feature Film Screenplay Workshop, we are also organizing a special new batch of our 4-month Film & TV Script + Direction Course on Sundays in Andheri (W) designed by Rajashree..This certificate course is very popular because of the great teachers (National & Filmfare Award-Winners), the reasonable fees (Rs 19,900, all-inclusive) and the students getting a lot of hands-on practical experience, including making a short film.. Many student films made as a part of this course have been screened at the prestigious International Film Festival of India, Goa. We have tied up with Humaramovie, which is an extremely popular platform for short films, having more than a million views per month. The students will get certificates signed by Humaramovie and Rajashree. Bananabandy, who are our Placement Partners, will help our students get jobs after they have completed our course. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/film-tv-courses for more details about our 4-month Film & TV Script + Direction Course on Sundays in Andheri (W) +++

+++ The timings of the two workshops is such that it is possible for students to attend both the FILM & TV SCRIPT + DIRECTION COURSE and the FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP at the same time. There would be a discount of Rs. 5,000 for the students who are attending both our workshops at the same time.+++

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*** “Rajashree is a teacher par excellence. She can make the most difficult topics comprehensible. She is very patient and understanding, yet strict.” – Complete Television Magazine ***

*** “Fulfill your celluloid dreams, every Sunday… Did you harbour a dream of becoming a filmmaker, but end up pursuing an entirely different profession? Are you one of those who buried their dreams, while trying to realise more pressing responsibilities? There might be good news in store, for such readers… sign up for a Sundays-only course conducted by National Award-winning filmmaker, Rajashree.” – MID DAY, Mumbai Newspaper ***

*** “Rajashree taught me how to create 3-dimensional characters, structure the plot, and direct actors, which helped me tremendously when I was writing and directing my movie.” Rakesh Mehta, Rajashree’s ex-student, whose debut feature film, ‘Khuda Kushi’ has won 3 international awards. ***

*** “”To me, Rajashree is like the energy drink Red Bull! She motivates you to spring into action and pushes you to deliver beyond your limits. Without her encouragement, I dont think I would have been able to transform my idea into a screenplay. And with her encouragement came the right dose of constructive criticism. Also, it was of great help to share and brainstorm ideas in the presence of other students and see where your idea stands. It is a relief to see so many people sailing in the same boat as you are and trying to get better and getting there. I was actually groping in the dark when Rajashree came as a ray of hope…” – Priya Saraiya, Rajashree’s ex-student. ***

*** “This programme gave me the mechanics of writing for features, along with the confidence. But what Rajashree really did was crack the whip, pushing us constantly to keep writing and keep exploring. The lively discussions were the best part of this programme.” – Satish Desa, Rajashree’s ex-student. ***

*** “The next best thing to a course at FTII.” – Bharati Hemmady, Rajashree’s ex-student. ***

Note: 1. While the esteemed professionals mentioned above have agreed to conduct guest lectures for this batch, the above list is subject to change and depends on the guest faculty’s availability on the specific dates of the lectures. 2. The masterclasses would be joint sessions attended by the students of both the Feature Film Screenplay Workshop and the Film & TV Script + Direction Course. 3. It’s the students’ responsibility to protect their work by registering it with the FWA (or the copyright office in Delhi). The organisers will not be responsible for copyright infringements, if any, that happen during the workshop.

 

CONTACT

For further information, please call 9769449556 or email rajashree.in@gmail.com